Utah to Idaho to Wyoming to Montana
What a serisous whirlwind week!!!! Four states in four days!!!!
After Utah, we drove past hours + hours + hours + hours of farmland. Whizzed by Jackson Hole, Wyoming. And I mean flew through because Jackson Hole is crazy congested, chock full of tourists + rhinestone cowboys. This is all y’all are gonna get of Jackson Hole – their famous antler archway:
Onward to Colter Bay Village!!!! I lurved it there! Wish we had mooore tiiiime there!!!! Lookit our cutie, sweet cabin!
Cutie + sweet until we realized the adjoined rooms were separated by literally a sheet of plywood! You could hear everything your neighbors are going on about! “I PUT THE FRITOS IN THE TOP SHELF!!!!!”. OKAY!!! My lord, have mercy, I don’t care about your durned Fritos! I highly recommend that if you stay in one of the cabins, request a stand alone!
Since we arrived in late afternoon, we hurriedly (that’s the only way we do things – hurriedly + frantically) took my new stand-up paddle board (Oh? You didn’t know I bought a paddle board in Los Angeles??? Well, I DID!!!!) out on Jackson Lake for it’s virgin voyage.
Of course you paddle board with a cowboy hat on! Duh!
Aren’t the Grand Tetons breathtaking? We headed to breakfast – Colter Bay Village is great because they have restuarants, visitor centers, the marina + gift shops. Here is a cute little couple that like to coordinate their outfits – pink at that!!!!
The best part is when I was at the register looking at something, 2 of the older ladies working behind the counter were giggling away. Another employee asked, “What are you two laughing at?”. The 2 answered, “Oh, look at that guy over there in his hat + shirt – you’d think he’d be wearing some fancy boots.”. “Oh, I see him!!!! You just want to go over there + fix his pants!!!!” replied the woman. At this point it dawned on me that they were talking about Jeff + his crazy cuffed flood jeans! “Well, maybe he just came back from fishin’!!!!” one said + they all had a real good chuckle. Jeff was not amused. LOTS of people were really bemused/tickled about Jeff’s jeans.
The Old Faithful Inn first opened it’s doors in 1904 + is one of the largest log hotels in America. Designed by Robert Reamer, the architecture was crazy + there was a “Crow’s Nest” at the tippy top where an orchestra would play for the guests in the lobby below.
That was my view of Old Faithful – there were just too many peeps. Old Faithful goes off about every 90 minutes, thus it’s name.
I said to Jeff, “If I was a rock star, I’d want to shoot my music video here FOR SURE!!!”. Right?!
Urrrrrgh!!!! Too cute! We also saw a brown bear but couldn’t get a picture. Stupid people were getting out of their cars – don’t mess with bears, people!!!! The ranger was getting all pissed on his loudspeaker, “GET BACK IN YOUR VEHICLES!!!!”. Say it, brother!!!!!
And yes, it is a steep hike up, so beware!
Mammoth hot springs!!! Okay folks, at this point I was getting really burnt out. You know when a kid goes to Disneyland + their head is spinning from excitement? And then toward the end of the day, it’s Meltdown City + they don’t give a rat’s ass if they’re in the Happiest Place on Earth anymore? That’s how cranky pants I was getting. But once I got out of the car + saw these awesome travertine formations, I settled down.
There are soooooo many more pictures I wish I could post, but the clock is ticking my friends! It was evening when we rolled into Montana + thank the lucky stars that Mark’s In and Out exists in this world!!!!!
Get me outta this car!!!! I shouldn’t complain – Jeff’s been doing most of the driving!!! Wooo!!! Lucky me!!!! Mark’s In and Out established in 1954, y’all!!!! See me in the back waiting for our order?
No, we are not ready to kill each other on this road trip as that photo attests. Surprisingly…. There are more Montana adventures to be had – we are still in Montana, but we’ve got to high-tail it outta here!!!! Will post about Montana later! On to the Canadian border today!!!!! Wish us luck! Cross your fingers!!!!!